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Israeli father and daughter killed in Britain

Two Israelis killed and child critically injured after car veers off the road in Britain.

Israeli father and daughter killed in Britain

Member of ISIS 'Beatles' arrested in Britain

Aine Davis, accused of being part of ISIS cell which murdered hostages, arrested upon arrival at Luton airport.

Member of ISIS 'Beatles' arrested in Britain

UK union launches ‘Jewish faith workers branch’

One of Britain's biggest trade unions creates new unit for Jewish community employees.

UK union launches ‘Jewish faith workers branch’

British 19-year-old sentenced for attacking rabbi with brick

UK teenager given a 43-month prison term for attacking rabbi with a brick causing severe facial swelling.

British 19-year-old sentenced for attacking rabbi with brick

UK PM hopeful Liz Truss to review moving embassy to Jerusalem

Conservative Party leadership candidate Liz Truss pledges to review moving UK Embassy to Jerusalem and to pass anti-BDS bill.

UK PM hopeful Liz Truss to review moving embassy to Jerusalem

UK court reinstates hate charges against man who attacked 5 Jews

Hate charges against Stamford Hill assailant who allegedly assaulted five Orthodox Jews reinstated after appeal from community.

UK court reinstates hate charges against man who attacked 5 Jews

Massive explosion heard before London tower engulfed in flames

Witnesses report ‘loud explosion’ that sounds like a bomb and feels like an earthquake before 8 story apartment building catches fire.

Massive explosion heard before London tower engulfed in flamesplayer

UK report: Overall antisemitism drops but in-person Jew hatred increasing

Community Security Trust study finds overall drop in antisemitism in Britain but notable surge in physical incidents.

Overall antisemitism drops but in-person Jew hatred increasing

Britain: Threat of cyberattack delays voting by Conservatives on new PM

Voting by Conservative Party members to pick next Prime Minister delayed after spy agency warns that cyber hackers could change ballots.

Threat of cyberattack delays voting by Conservatives on new PM

London police investigating three antisemitic attacks

Antisemitism continues to be a serious problem for London's Jewish community, with three separate incidents occurring on the same day.

London police investigating three antisemitic attacks

UK soccer fan banned for 3 years for Nazi salute

A British soccer fan who made a Nazi gesture at a game against a team with a large Jewish fanbase receives three year ban.

UK soccer fan banned for 3 years for Nazi salute

Jewish student sues UK university for failing grade on pro-Israel essay

Student forced by Leeds University to repeat course causing her to lose place in sociology masters program suing school for discrimination.

Jewish student sues UK uni for failing grade on pro-Israel essay

UK regulator finds Muslim TV station guilty of ‘antisemitic hate speech’

British broadcast agency rules that Shia Muslim TV station broadcast antisemitic content on a discussion show in 2021.

Muslim TV station guilty of ‘antisemitic hate speech’

Watch: UK leadership debate cut short after moderator faints on air

Live debate between the two candidates vying to succeed Boris Johnson comes to dramatic end after moderator faints.

UK leadership debate cut short after moderator faints on airplayer

UK trade envoy to Israel: 'The closer we are together, the stronger we are'

Interview with Lord Ian Austin about trade between countries, his father's legacy as a Holocaust survivor & dealing with anti-Israel agendas

'The closer we are together, the stronger we are'player

Lapid to British PM: Credible military threat necessary against Iran

Israeli, British prime ministers speak, exchange views on global challenges.

'Credible military threat necessary against Iran'

British intelligence chief: I don't think Khamenei wants a nuclear deal

MI6 chief Richard Moore voices doubt that the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers can be revived.

'I don't think Khamenei wants a nuclear deal'player

Britain: Race to replace Johnson down to two

Former Treasury chief Rishi Sunak and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss are the two finalists in election to become head of Conservative Party.

Race to replace Johnson down to two

Anne Frank Trust draws outrage for hiring anti-Israel speaker

Anne Frank Trust sparks condemnation for hiring speaker for children's workshop who compared Israel to Nazi Germany.

Anne Frank Trust draws outrage for hiring anti-Israel speaker

Jewish Scrabble player one letter short of winning UK championship

63-year old longtime Scrabble competitor's final match comes down to the wire.

Jewish Scrabble player one letter short of UK championship

Netanyahu meets British MPs in London

Opposition leader meets officials in London as well as Israeli Ambassador Hotovely.

Netanyahu meets British MPs in London

UK activist: Most bullying of Jewish children not reported

Longtime Jewish liaison officer says British Jewish students frequently subjected to ‘gas chamber’ hissing and other taunts.

UK activist: Most bullying of Jewish children not reported

Britain: Johnson's successor to be announced on September 5

11 candidates have thrown their hat in the ring to succeed Boris Johnson as leader of the ruling Conservative Party and Prime Minister.

Johnson's successor to be announced on September 5

British advocacy group slams major bookstore for selling Holocaust denial books

Largest bookstore in the UK under fire for selling far right Holocaust denial books on its website.

Advocacy org slams major bookstore selling Holocaust denial books

British Foreign Secretary seeks to replace Johnson

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss announces her leadership bid for the Conservative party.

British Foreign Secretary seeks to replace Johnson

Jewish transport secretary may be next British PM

Grant Shapps, the UK's transport secretary who is Jewish, may be in the running to replace Boris Johnson as prime minister.

Jewish transport secretary may be next British PM

Iran arrests British Deputy Ambassador on espionage charges

Revolutionary Guards seize head of British diplomatic mission, other foreign nations, accuse them of spying.

Iran arrests British Deputy Ambassador on espionage charges

Watch: British motorists stop traffic, play soccer on highway

Convoys protesting high fuel prices wreaked havoc on major highways in the UK.

Watch: British motorists stop traffic, play soccer on highway player

10,000 UK haredi Jews sign petition against bill to secularize schools

Religious community voices outrage over British bill to force Orthodox schools to teach secular topics contravening freedom of religion.

10,000 UK haredi Jews sign letter against secular schools bill

UK founder of ‘Radio Aryan’ podcast station goes on trial

Welsh man accused of being founder of "highly antisemitic" podcast station on trial for inciting racial hatred against Jews and minorities.

UK founder of ‘Radio Aryan’ podcast station goes on trial

UK MP warns of widespread antisemitism in children’s soccer

Lawmaker calls on British government to take action against antisemitism experienced by Jewish children playing soccer.

UK MP warns of widespread antisemitism in children’s soccer

Polio detected in UK for first time in 40 years

Disease believed to have been present in London for months.

Polio detected in UK for first time in 40 years

Siddur for people with learning disabilities launched in the UK

A siddur designed for people with learning disabilities will soon be available in the UK.

Siddur for people with learning disabilities launched in the UK

UK to commit to new funding for UNRWA

Britain to commit an unspecified amount of money for UNRWA funding this year, despite ongoing controversy over incitement in textbooks.

UK to commit to new funding for UNRWA

Major UK union passes motion denouncing antisemitism

Motion calling out antisemitism by one of Britain's largest trade unions passes unanimously with support of leadership.

Major UK union passes motion denouncing antisemitism

UK radio station found guilty of referring to Israeli Embassy as the ‘Jewish Embassy’

Broadcasting authority finds station broke accuracy rules, causing offense for a series of news stories that used the term "Jewish Embassy."

UK station guilty of calling Israeli Embassy the ‘Jewish Embassy’

Former British soldier killed in Ukraine

Soldier who travelled to Ukraine to help train military is called a hero for helping to fend off Russian forces.

Former British soldier killed in Ukraine

UK school blasted for dropping Judaism lessons, focusing on Islam

School denounced for claiming it needs to stop teaching about Judaism to focus on “combating the rise in Islamophobia.”

UK school blasted for dropping Judaism lesson, focusing on Islam

European powers to Iran: End the nuclear escalation

France, Germany and the United Kingdom condemn Iran's latest steps to scale back compliance with 2015 nuclear deal.

'End the nuclear escalation'

Holocaust survivor honored by Queen during Jubilee

Zdenka Husserl was honored with an MBE, the third highest order in the UK, for her work in Holocaust education.

Holocaust survivor honored by Queen during Jubilee